Following the signing of American Gary Woodland to its Tour staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.
New signing Benjamin Hebert from France joins Nordea Masters champion Paul Waring and Sicilian Open title holder Joakim Lagergren, plus Scotsman David Law who signed on a multi-year deal in November. They will be joined by 3-time Major winner and new European Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington, now in his 21st year using Wilson Staff clubs on the global stage, plus 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie.
Hebert has six Challenge Tour wins to his name and came close to a maiden European Tour title last season when he lost in a playoff at the Belgian Knockout. The 31 year old, who turned pro a decade ago, will use the Wilson Staff V6 irons (4-PW), FG Tour PMP wedges (52˚, 58˚), plus wear a branded cap and use the distinctive Red Tour bag.
“We’re delighted to add Benjamin to our growing list of Tour players and we look forward to another successful season on the European Tour,” said Doug Wright, Wilson Golf’s Global Commercial Director. “We have a fantastic mix of exciting young talent who are eager to use Wilson Staff clubs and improve their game, two of the most famous elite golfers in Europe,” said Wright. “To have Padraig and Paul continue with the brand is a testament to the excellent work being done behind the scenes to create Tour proven clubs,” he added.
Along with its established stars, Wilson will continue to support with an exciting crop of talented players on the European Challenge Tour playing Wilson Staff woods, irons and wedges. This group includes Richard Mansell, who was selected for the European team in the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup; James Allan, a winner of the Abu Dhabi Open on the MENA Tour in 2015; Jack Senior, who won the SSE Hydro Scotland title four years ago; Gary King, a former winner on the Challenge Tour and William Harrold, winner of the Belgian Challenge Tour event in 2016.
The Wilson-backed talent continues with the signing of Englishmen Chris Hanson and Max Orrin alongside a number of players from the Continent who will play a mixture of European and Challenge Tour events, including Danish trio of Nicolai Tinning, Martin Ovesen and Victor Østerby, plus Portugal’s Joao Ramos and Spaniard Juan Sarasti.